When we were kids we could come home from school and be immediately instructed to change into PLAY CLOTHES. We lived on a beach so I guess we were hard players and school clothes were never worn at play.
Even now when it is the season to buy a couple of warm items of clothing to replace the worn-thin and worn-almost-out Old work clothes. I still find myself wearing my Good work clothes out to buy feed, or deliver eggs and vegetables, etc., then come home to change into my Old work clothes to do the actual work. As it gets colder I will wear my Good work clothes as the inside layer where they cannot get ripped or dirty covered in my Old work clothes that can get ripped or dirty. My clown suit is washed and darned and patched and the broken zip is sewed half shut and this is the favourite top layer of course. The clown suit even looks like it is one of the Play Clothes.
Have to laugh at myself when I come home and am still changing into my Play Clothes. But I absolutely do not feed the pushy pigs in my Good work clothes. Not in that muck.
Inky has started stealing milk from Alex who does not seem to mind as long as she does not see her. Alex’s udder is getting big and full whereas Aunty Anna who is Inkys mother tends to hang about the barn more and her udder is much smaller.
Inky is still happy and healthy so I am observing the situation. Aunty Anna is also sold when she has weaned Inky but it is way to early for her to wean the little tyke. Maybe Aunty Anna is not a good producer of milk.
Rainbow is growing fast, she is a robust wee calf and she and Inky are never apart.
I have brought Aunty Del up to the barn so I can keep a closer eye on her.
She is such a lovely cow is Del and not slated to be sold at this point.
Autumn has finally reached the maples.
See what the weather was like A YEAR ago. Though this one does not show trees.
How about TWO YEARS ago. No not useful either, colder but no trees.
OK, THREE YEARS ago then I must start work. The gardens are much greener in this post. Hmm. OK, Just one more.
FOUR YEARS ago. Here is another corn year and the first frost. (Tonight is our first frost). Some very cool shots of Marmalade and Boo Nanny in this post.
Today I am going to work on a plan to bring Wai in. He still has two open wounds that are very slow to heal and I am really quite concerned about it going below freezing with uncovered wounds. My worry is frostbite. He has to come into the barn – there is room for him – but the barn is no warmer – just out of the cold and wet. And this weekend it is forecast to rain and be below freezing and we all know what that means. And this boy is not an inside pig. Plus the steps mean he cannot come and go when he needs to ‘go’. A conundrum.
OK! Off to work. I hope you have a lovely day.
Tuesday 10/24 100% / 0.42 in
Rain. High near 45F/7C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Tuesday Night 10/24 20% / 0 in
Cloudy early with partial clearing expected late. Low 33F/.5C. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
7:14 am 5:58 pm
Waxing Crescent, 24% visible 11:35 am 9:31 pm